Thanks to Art Bogie for sending me this link on food additives and uncontrollable children. As I have been limiting my children’s access to processed foods and sugar since they were born, I can see what happens to them when a neighbor slips them a Gogurt (a sugary concoction in a plastic tube that plays as yogurt…28grams of sugar!). My children are so sugar insensitive that when they’ve eaten something processed and filled with sugar, they go bazonkers. Even the smallest amount is evident.
This article calls out sodium benzoate and food “colouring” agents. Evidently, when sodium benzoate, asorbic acid, and potassium benzoate are combined the result is carcinogenic. The link to hyperactivity is even listed in wikipedia here. Yikes, check your food labels.